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Hunting the Golden Cobra

During the month of October 2014, the Golden Cobra Challenge took place. This was an initiative to generate, and to build up a library of, live games that can be run at conventions and other public events, fitting into two hours, for a small but variable number of participants, playable in a public space. More […]

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Why you should go to Knudepunkt 2015

Denmark, 12th-15th February 2015. A conference about Nordic larp. But more than that — a gathering-place for wonderful thoughts, crazy ideas, intriguing games, marvellous people, unbelievable experiences. A buffet of goodness from which you can make your own selection, and a welcoming community which will value you and what you bring. What’s Knudepunkt? Knudepunkt — […]

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UK Games Expo

The other weekend I was at UK Games Expo, which is the UK’s national games convention – the closest thing to Gen Con, if you like. We used to have a Gen Con here too, but it died off some years ago. Fortunately UK Games Expo, which was a very much smaller con back then, […]

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Gothic Consequences, 21–24 November 2013

So this was the seventh year of Consequences, the UK’s convention for short-form larps of the type generally referred to in this country as ‘freeforms’. If you’re not familiar with this style, I’ve got a post brewing about what characterizes them as distinct from other kinds of larp, but let’s say for now that they’re […]

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Gamecamp

On Saturday I was at Gamecamp 6, which I thought a few people here might be interested in. (I seem to have degenerated to LJing solely about games just lately. Sorry about that… although in my defence, they are occupying almost all my work and leisure time at the moment.)

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Peaky

Last weekend I went to my fourth Peaky freeform-writing workshop, and had an excellent time. It was a bit more relaxed than usual, because instead of aiming to get a game completed by Saturday night in order to playtest on the Sunday, as is standard, I pitched the idea of a group that just researched, […]

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Conventions Tabletop role-playing

When the Dark is Gone

I spent last week mostly playing and running games, in the company of some excellent people, and it was great! Most of them were of the prepless and/or GMless style that I’ve been increasingly interested in in recent years. I’ll probably spew out some more thoughts here about the others shortly, but I wanted to […]